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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending October 12, 2018

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.

Oct. 1

Suspicious vehicle

8:37 p.m.

Officer Vogt while on patrol observed a red GMC Jimmy parked in front of the 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Officer Vogt stopped and checked the vehicle to see if anyone was inside. After getting a return from dispatch, Officer Vogt realized that the vehicle belonged to a suspect that he arrested earlier. The vehicle was empty and was on private property.

 

Fire alarm

11:06 p.m.

Officer Vogt responded to 200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive for a business alarm. Dispatch advised it was coming from the Chart House Restaurant, however, when Officer Vogt arrived he was flagged down by construction crew from the Chart House saying the alarm was from the real estate office. Officer Vogt arrived at the real estate office and was met by the cleaning crew. They told Officer Vogt while taking out the trash that someone accidentally pulled the fire alarm. Longboat Fire/Rescue arrived and determined it was accidental and reset the fire alarm. Case closed.

 

Oct. 3

Locked out

12:59 a.m.

Officer Vogt was dispatched to Exeter Drive in reference to a public assist. Upon arrival, Officer Vogt met with the caller who said she was unable to get into her unit. She said she was not able to unlock her front doors with her key and thought since the top bolt was locked maybe someone was inside. Officer Vogt attempted to use her house key and was unable to unlock her top bolt. It was sticking a little and Officer Vogt advised her to check with her maintenance to fix or replace her lock.

 

Oct. 4

Suspicious circumstance

8:42 a.m.

Officer Bergron responded to 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to an anonymous call of a subject talking to himself and possible threatening suicide. Upon his arrival, the restaurant was empty except for the owner. The owner stated that there was a white male subject approximately in his 30s eating breakfast. She advised that the subject was talking to himself but she did not hear him say he wanted to harm himself. The area was checked for the subject, but he was unable to be located. Officer Nazareno arrived and after speaking to the owner, he advised that the subject may have been someone he had been out with on a previous call. He advised that the subject suffers from Turrets Syndrome.

 

Suspicious person

11:10 a.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to the 3000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to a suspicious persons call. The caller advised there was a male subject flailing his arms around talking to himself. Upon arrival, Officer Bergeron observed a man who he recognized from an earlier call last month. The subject suffers from Turrets Syndrome. Officer Bergeron made contact and he advised that he was just at Publix and now was on his way home. Officer Bergeron offered the man a courtesy ride to his home, but he advised he likes to walk. It should be noted that on this date a report of a possible suicidal subject was reported by an anonymous caller at the restaurant. Officer Bergeron asked him if he was there earlier having breakfast. He advised he was and he also advised most people don’t understand his illness. Nothing further.

 

Traffic violation

7:45 p.m.

Officer Schoepfer observed a vehicle pass by with all exterior driving lights off. Officer Schoepfer then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 5000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Officer Schoepfer made contact with the driver/owner who advised he had the light switch on the auto mode and the lights should have been on. The driver put the light switch on the manual mode and the lights went on. The driver said he would have the sensors checked out. The traffic stop was then terminated. No further action.

 

Oct. 3

Public service

12:59 a.m.

Officer Vogt responded to Exeter Drive in reference to a public assist. Upon arrival, Officer Vogt met with the caller who said she was unable to get into her unit. She said she was not able to unlock her front doors with her key, and thought since the top bolt was locked maybe someone was inside. Officer Vogt attempted to use her house key and was unable to unlock her top bolt. It was sticking a little and Officer Vogt advised her to check with her maintenance person to fix or replace her lock.

 

Oct. 6

Traffic violation

9:21 p.m.

Officer Vogt while on patrol in the 6500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive when he observed a gray Dodge drive pat him with just the running lights on. Officer Vogt conducted a traffic stop and the driver of the car was unaware that the light switch was not on automatic due to it being a rental car. Officer Vogt showed him the proper position for the light switch.

 

Oct. 7

Traffic citation

10:35 p.m.

Officer Bidwell issued a parking citation to a white Dodge pickup truck. Vehicle was parked in the area of North Shore Road Beach Access at 10:35 p.m. in violation of a ‘No Parking’ signage advising parking between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. prohibited. Captured on car video, nothing further.

 

Oct. 8

Trespassing

9:14 p.m.

Officer Hodo responded to 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to a trespasser. Officer Hodo arrived and made contact with the caller who was the receptionist at the hotel. The receptionist stated that a white male was arrested on the premises on Oct. 7 and upon his return to get his property he needed to have a trespass warning issued to not return back onto the property. The receptionist stated that the man was in jail and just got released. She stated that he was attempting to get his belongings he left behind, so that he could leave. The receptionist stated that she was calling the police to have the trespass warning issue. She made no further comments. Officer Hodo had the receptionist sign a trespass warning form. Officer Hodo had the man sign the trespass warning form and explained to him any violation he would be subject to arrest. No further investigation.

 

Oct. 9

Public service

4:26 p.m.

Officer Nazareno responded to St. Judes Drive North for a public service call. Upon arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the complainant who advised a 15 foot wooden dock became detached from Tarawitt and was floating in the channel behind his home. The complainant also stated that if left floating the wooden dock could pose a safety threat to any marine vessel passing through the area. The complainant also stated that if left floating the wooden dock could pose a safety threat to any marine vessel passing through the area. The complainjant also stated that the owner of the property rents the property and does not live there. The dock was secured by tying into a couple of trees in the backyard of the property to prevent it from causing further damage during the storm. Officer Nazarno was able to contact the renter and advised him of the detached wooden dock. He stated he will respond to the property on Oct. 10.

 

Public service

5:43 p.m.

Officer Bergeron responded to Triton Bend in regards to an issue with standing water in the water retention areas. Upon his arrival, Officer Bergeron observed water in the retention area behind the construction site. Officer Bergeron made contact with the complainant via phone, and he advised that this was an ongoing issue that he thinks is related to the building site. Officer Bergeron advised him to contact Planning and Zoning to have the issue addressed. He advised that he wasn’t sure who to call concerning the issue and thanked the officer. Nothing further.

 

Traffic violation

7:21 p.m.

Officer Schoepfer noticed a vehicle driving northbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive without lights in dark conditions. Officer Schoepfer then initiated a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Officer Schoepfer made contact with the driver and advised her of the reason for the traffic stop. She stated she thought she had the lights on auto and that the lights were on. She made corrections and activated the vehicle lights.

 

Burglar alarm

9:54 p.m.

Officer Hodo was dispatched to Fair Oaks Place in reference to a residential alarm. Officer Hodo and Officer Vogt checked the residence that was secured. Officer Hodo and Officer Vogt investigated further and concluded that the front door did not have any forced signs of entry. Officer Hodo noted that at the time of the alarm, there was a strong gust of wind which possibly blew the door open. Officer Hodo and Officer Vogt was able to secure the residence prior to leaving. Officer Hodo contacted the homeowner who was out of town via cell phone to advise her of the information. No key holder responded. At this time, there was no further investigation.

 

Oct. 11

Expired license plate

3:34 p.m.

Officer Smith responded to Bay Isles Parkway in reference to a vehicle with an expired registration. Officer Smith received a photo of a 2006 Mazda. Officer Smith confirmed the tag was expired by running the plate through DAVID. Officer smith was able to locate the vehicle at Bay Isles Parkway. The driver was unable to provide a valid registration for the vehicle. Officer Smith issued him a traffic citation for an expired tag. Nothing further.

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